3 days: 17th-19th August Fee: £350
Discover the magic of batik and the wonderful variety and possibilities this resist technique has to offer. This three-day workshop is designed for all levels to discover a variety of approaches to this traditional Far Eastern technique of decorating fabric, using hot liquid wax and fibre-reactive dyes. Explore both traditional and modern techniques and develop them into both pictorial art forms or purely expressive abstract designs.
What students will achieve
You will learn methods of applying wax with a variety of tools – how to etch (sgraffito), how to create texture by crackling and spattering the wax. You will also learn to apply colour in a variety of ways on different fabrics including direct-dyeing (hand-painting) and dip-dyeing.
You will be shown how to develop a batik ‘painting’ – how to build up layers of colour whilst capturing the detail by applying hot wax at each stage. The waxed areas will resist the next application of colour.
Rosi will take you through different projects – water, reflections, flowers, etc and show how to work individually from your own drawings or photos.